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‘Life’: Robert Pattinson Makes James Dean Famous In First Trailer — Watch

Wed, August 12, 2015 12:10pm EDT by 18 Comments

In ‘Life,’ Robert Pattinson will depict the photographer who helped propel James Dean to stardom and ultimately to his status as a legend. Watch a first (very suave) trailer now!

Life, which has not yet been given a U.S. release date, will tell the very true tale of how Hollywood icon James Dean (depicted in the film by Dane DeHaan) first burst onto the scene. Many may not know, Mr. Dean probably owed quite a bit of his stardom to a photo essayist from Life magazine (Robert Pattinson), who took upon himself the assignment of profiling the young star. The life of James Dean, who died at the tragically young age of 24 back in 1955, is one of Hollywood’s most notorious stories, and by the looks of this trailer, Life will attempt to relay that. Check it out now!


“There’s this kid, and I think he might be starting something special and I wanna get in on it early,” Rob says, speaking into a payphone. On the other end, someone who we can assume is his editor, expresses apprehension as to why a photoessay on an unknown actor is at all relevant. “He won’t be unknown for long,” Rob informs him, matter of fact.

Boy was he right. “Are you gonna make me famous?” a still-to-be-discovered James asks Rob, to which Rob assures him, he will. Of course, as budding young movie stars are wont to do, James quickly lashes out at Rob and his efforts. “You think you’re giving me something that’s not already coming my way?” he screams.

“Something’s changing in movies, in art, in photography,” Rob states, in what sounds to be a fit of befuddled confusion. “Jimmy’s a part of that!” he adds.

What do you think of the Life trailer? Are you excited to see Rob on the big screen again?

— Casey Mink